The Military Service Files database includes an entry for all individuals identified in the military service files and/or military service ledgers of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies duplicate remove, held by The Rooms Provincial Archives as part of GN 19 Newfoundland military service records (Great War) collection.

Included are the over 6700 members of the First Newfoundland Regiment (later "Royal") and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies, including officers, other ranks, Drum and Bugle Corps, attached specialists and special duty assignments.

An individual's complete service file is attached where available. Service files do not exist for all individuals identified in the records. In this instance, a database record was created based on content recorded in the Military Service ledgers.

Using the Military Service Files database

The records are keyword searchable and sortable based on the column headings: Name, Community, Service number, Age at enlistment, Next of kin, Occupation, Active date, Date of death and Religion. POW status and Fatality status are yes/no searchable fields.

  • To search for a specific individual, enter their name and/or service number.
  • To view the attached service file, click on the individual's name.
  • To view details of an individual's commendations, select the pdf file at the right
  • To sort the results of a large search, click on the column heading.
  • To search for Prisoners of War, use the keyword POW.
  • Notes concerning variant names, misfiled documents, additional service, etc. are included as required.

For additional information, including military service ledgers, photographs, personal papers, wills and other documents contact The Rooms Provincial Archives Reference Room or 709-757-8088.

Or search the Provincial Archives on-line Descriptions Database at


Name Community Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kin Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendationssort descending Notes
SMITH, Fred G. Fortune, Burin District 6194 24 Emma Smith (p) Store keeper 1918 Methodist No No
DUNN, Augustus 53 Hayward Avenue, St. John's 4118 25 William Dunn (p) Steward 1917 Roman Catholic No No
LAYTE, Charles Gander Bay, Fogo District 8271 37 Edith Layte (s) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
SINCLAIR, Thomas J. North River, Port de Grave District 5729 20 John Sinclair (p) Labourer 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SEYMOUR, John Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 8059 20 Simon Ward (o) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
JACKSON, Harold Newtown, Stockton on Tees, England, United Kingdom 1543 24 Sarah Jackman (p) Draper 1915 No No
LUFF, Samuel Campbellton, Twillingate District 1725 19 William Luff (p) Lumberman 1915 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
PAYNE, Francis C. St. John's 1006 19 Susan Payne (p) Train agent 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No Friday, March 5, 1920 Died 5 March, 1920, of pneumonia.
GUY, Frederick Leading Tickles, Twillingate District 6301 23 Albert Rowsell (o) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
POOLE, George Reuben Kirby's [?] Cove, Trinity Bay 2024 22 Charles Poole (o) Sailor 1915 Methodist No No I
ELLIOTT, William W. Port Albert, Twillingate District 5459 20 Herbert Elliott (p) Clerk 1918 Methodist No No
WELLS, Charles Dawsons Cove, Fortune District 3106 18 Mr. And Mrs. John Wells (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BANNISTER, Israel Port Rexton, Trinity District 2812 20 John Bannister (p) Lumberman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No Yes POW Date: 1917
GOUDIE, George Grand Falls, Twillingate District 2242 18 Elias Goudie (p) Timekeeper 1916 Methodist Yes Yes Wednesday, November 6, 1918 POW Date: 1917
FRAMPTON, John Bay Bulls, Ferryland District 626 Robert Frampton (p) Fisherman 1914 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
RICHARDS, Harry Victor Glenwood, Twillingate District 952 17 Charles T. Richards (p) Fox farmer 1915 Methodist No No Partially re-filmed at beginning of reel 73.
PEDDLE, William Butter Cove, Trinity District 5288 25 Abraham Peddle (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
LILLY, William Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 1034 20 James Lilly (p) Cooper 1915 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, October 9, 1917
FORD, Bert Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista District 4835 21 Mrs. Alfred Ford (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GOODYEAR, William Bertram Fredericton, Fogo District 2753 20 Mary Wheaton (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Saturday, March 10, 1917
KELLY, Daniel Gambo, Bonavista District 2297 21 Agnes M. Kelly (p) Lumberman 1916 Roman Catholic Yes No Tuesday, November 21, 1916
COLLINS, Duncan Spaniards Bay, Harbour Grace District 1422 22 Roberts Collins (p) Fisherman 1915 Church of England (Anglican) No No
AUCOIN, Patrick Little River, Codroy, St. George District 5155 23 Patrick Aucoin (p) Farmer 1918 Roman Catholic No No Attested for short service.
DAWE, Henry Charles Topsail, Harbour Main District 589 22 John Dawe (p) Farmer 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LOCKE, Lemuel Little Bay Islands, Twillingate District 5469 20 James Locke (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BOYLE, Arch Torbay Road, St. John's 4445 18 Henry Boyle (p) Farmer 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
MCKAY, Stewart Seal Cove, White Bay, St. Barbe district 5613 20 Edward McKay (p) 1918 Yes No Monday, July 8, 1918 Date of Death: 08 July 1918 from CWGC File missing. Information from service ledger. MacKay in CWGC
MOYES, Allan Topsail, Harbour Main District 546 23 Annie Maria Moyes (p) Brakesman 1914 Methodist Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
EZEKIEL, Joseph Harbour Main, Harbour Main District 1336 22 Paul Ezekiel (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Thursday, October 12, 1916 Contains some documents relating to Charles Curnew, service #1335 .
MARTIN, William Grand Falls, Twillingate District 3221 19 Mrs. Moses Martin (p) Farmer 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Sunday, July 8, 1917
FIANDER, Samuel Coombs Cove, Fortune District 467 20 Samuel Fiander (p) Sailor 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHITE, Edward Peters River, Placentia-St. Marys District 2325 21 Edward White (p) Fisherman 1916 Roman Catholic No Yes POW Date: 1918
CONWAY, John Thomas St. Brides, Placentia-St. Marys District 3513 29 Bridget (James) Conway (p) Fisherman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Counway
GULLIVER, George McFarlane St. John's 937 23 John Gulliver (p) Labourer 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No Discrepancy in name: McFarlane
NOSEWORTHY, William Clarenville, Trinity District 2383 19 Mrs. Albert Noseworthy (p) Labourer 1916 Methodist No Yes POW Date: 1917
HOOPER, John McCallum, Fortune District 6274 25 William Hooker (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
DAWE, Rowland Seldom Come By, Fogo District 8411 19 Theophilus Dawe (p) Lumberman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
SELLARS, Richard Stephen Western Bay South, Bay de Verde District 1728 19 Mrs. Jeremiah (Sellars) Dalton (p) Labourer 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, October 16, 1916 Listed as R. Alexander in CWGC.
TOMPKINSON, Harry Alexander 6 Queen Street, St. John's 298 21 Mrs. Samuel Tompkinson (p) Boiler maker 1914 Roman Catholic No No
CAINES, Leslie Lamaline, Burin District 8419 20 George Caines (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WINSOR, Augustus Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5475 21 Daniel Winsor (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, June 26, 1918
ALEXANDER, Walter Ernest Boswarlos, St. George District - Norfolk, England, United Kingdom 1504 23 Annie Alexander (p) Fireman 1915 Methodist Yes No Wednesday, July 5, 1916
COSTELLO, Michael Francis Avondale, Harbour Main District 1157 24 Katherine Costello (p) Fisherman 1915 Roman Catholic No No
BURKE, William Conne River, Fortune District 6323 20 Matthew Burke (p) Lumberman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
SULLIVAN, John Martin St. George, St. George District 1433 19 Mary Hickey Sullivan (p) Motor man 1915 Roman Catholic No No
ROGERS, Charles Dutton 88 George Street, St. John's 389 20 Robert Rogers Grocer 1914 Methodist No No Attestation papers not included. Information from service ledger. Discrepancy in name: Rodgers
CARROLL, John Lark Harbour, Bay of Islands, St. George District 2886 18 Abram Carroll (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HARRIS, Spurgeon Bonavista Bay [district unknown]**** 4813 24 Gibbs Harris (o) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
LANNIGAN, James Joseph St. John's 1124 19 Minnie Lannigan (p) Engineer 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Death certificate and some other correspondence in French
PATERSON, W.T. n/a Medical officer 1919 No No Attached from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). No service number or file; information from ledger.